It smells like Teen Beat spirit (among other things) as UK tabloid The Sun reported today that Robert Pattinson could play Kurt Cobain opposite Scarlett Johansson in a Courtney Love-sanctioned Cobain biopic. The Sun even mocked up a hilariously terrible photo, which is worth checking out. The role is apparently Pattinson’s dream part, since it’ll allow him to showcase himself as a musician. The Sun claims that Pattinson has been in contact with Love regarding the film, as she wants approval over casting, screenplay, and music, and reportedly wants David Fincher to direct. The last time a Cobain biopic rumor came around, Zac Efron was rumored to play Cobain, so…I guess this is a better alternative, sort of, if you think about it. It’s one of the toughest ‘would you rather’ questions I can think of. Thankfully, this is unsubstantiated so far, because does anybody really want a mopey vampire Kurt Cobain? I can only imagine that he would be all sparkly, and that’s just not cool. Kurt Cobain deserves far better, as do we all.
[Update: Spin reports that Pattinson is NOT in talks to play Cobain. Shocker.]